Most commentators offering opinions on Middle East peace assure us that the Palestinians want a peaceful two-state solution ("Obama opens talks on Mideast peace," Web, News, Wednesday). But just what Palestinians are they talking about? Those in Hamas-controlled Gaza who make no secret of their desire to destroy Israel, or Israel's interlocutors in the West Bank who refuse to include Israel on maps of the region because they consider Israel illegitimate?
The Ground Zero Mosque controversy focuses excessively on its proximity to the Sept. 11, 2001, massacre site. The Park 51 Islamic center would stand 560 feet from there. Would moving it 5,600 feet away calm this storm?
Russia turned on the switch to Iran's first nuclear power plant on Aug. 21 after repeated delays and more than 15 years of construction. The hard-liners in Iran celebrated it as a victory over "the Great Satan," repeating the famous phrase by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, father of the Islamic revolution. Their message: America can't do a damned thing.
he most serious fighting in Beirut since 2008 appears to have been touched off by a traffic dispute that escalated into deadly, hours-long street battles between the Shi'ite Hezbollah group and a small Sunni faction, witnesses said Wednesday.
As a federal judge gutted Arizona's new immigration law on July 29, the Obama State Department announced that it was "encouraged" by signs that the Arab League would support, or at least not directly impede, direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Not surprisingly, media seemed not to notice or care how the two things were related. But they are.
U.N. peacekeepers said Wednesday a cypress tree an Israeli soldier was cutting down just before a border clash with Lebanese soldiers erupted was in Israeli territory, contradicting Lebanese claims that their frontier was breached.
The Treasury Department on Tuesday added two Iranian groups and seven Iranians to its terrorism blacklist for their support of terrorists in Afghanistan and the Middle East under the guise of providing development assistance or social services.
Tempers flared in the Middle East on Tuesday after a morning border skirmish between Israeli and Lebanese soldiers left four Lebanese and one Israeli dead.
In the article you published recently about the Anti-Defamation League's opposition to the Ground Zero mosque, the writer refers to the group J Street as a "pro-Israel" organization. In printing the piece, you fell for J Street propaganda ("ADL critical of plans for mosque at Ground Zero," Web, News, Sunday).